Horse Racing: Today at Santa Anita, March 5

Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 – 1 mile, Purse $27,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds and up

2 Larry Birdstone – Any hopes that this horse would run the way Larry Bird played ball are long gone; first time for a price tag, wake-up.

6 Derby Glass – Suspect if you’re a racing fan, you do own a KY Derby glass; Ron Ellis barn has been tearing them up this meet.

Long Shot – Bula Bula

Race 2 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Claiming $25,000, 4-year-olds and up

2 Public Policy – Has good tactical speed to sit a nice trip throughout; fits well class wise, has much back class to rely upon.

6 Celtic Moon – Dead late closer has a solid late kick; will need an aggressive early pace to do his best running in the stretch.

Long Shot – 5 Flat Gone

Race 3 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

1 Charming Starlet – Sticks with turf where she has done her most productive running; like the rail post at one mile to save ground.

5 Thermodynamics – Clearly has the pedigree to handle the transition from dirt to turf; tries 2-turns for the first time.

Long Shot – 2 Lirica Heat

Race 4 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 4-year-olds and up

9 Moonlight Meeting – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; Simon Callaghan taking the blinkers off.

5 Preordained – FTS from the Jeff Mullins barn; your edge over me is you can see the tote board action well after I wrote this.

Long Shot – 3 Jacob’s Blubird

Race 5 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

4 Cee’s Tizzy Belle – Her last race is fast enough, if repeated, to beat these; like that Rafael Bejarano remains loyal to the cause.

3 Jean Edward – Has shown steady incremental improvement with each start; tries turf and 2-turns for the first time.

Long Shot – 1 Twentyfive to Life

Race 6 – 6 furlongs, Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $50,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds

6 Grazen Sky – That was one impressive MSW win last time; facing winners for the first time is always a big class rise though.

2 Guy Code – His last four races are light years faster than his first three races; best horse in Goncalino Almeida’s barn for now.

Long Shot – 8 Kluszewski

Race 7 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $62,500, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

4 Heavens Stairway – When horses win down the hill, they tend to keep running well over it; has won 4-of-6 starts down this tricky course.

6 Royal Temptress – Has two good runs down the hillside turf course without winning; HOF Gary Stevens takes over for HOF Mike Smith.

Long Shot – 8 Black Bird Rock

Race 8 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $32,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

4 Time for Angie – She fits under the no claim rule put into effect for the entire racing season; key vote comes from Rafael Bejarano.

5 Kerrilynn – She makes her first start since May, but unlike Time for Angie, is not claim proof; has good speed useful in this short sprint.

Long Shot – 1 Twelve Folds

Best Bet – 1 Charming Starlet (race 3)

Santa Anita Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/5/$29.00; Long Shots, 9/3/$28.80; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita Totals – 655/173/$1,091.60; Long Shots, 329/49/$485.40; Best Bets, 40/15/$67.20

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #7 Megyns Gold (3/2) in race 9 at Oaklawn Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Call Me George ran third at Fair Grounds paying $2.40 to show. Stats – 32/23/$144.90; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

ad-high_impact_4
Sports Betting Spotlight Videos
Sports Betting Spotlight: Final Four
Todd Dewey, Kelly Stewart, and Matt Holt go over their picks for the NCAA final four.
Sports Betting Spotlight: NCAA Sweet 16
Todd Dewey, Matt Holt and Kelly Stewart go over their picks for the NCAA March madness sweet 16.
Sports Betting Spotlight: NCAA Midwest Bracket
Todd Dewey, Kelly Stewart and CG Technology Sports Book Vice President Matt Holt go over their picks for the NCAA midwest bracket.
Sports Betting Spotlight: NCAA South Bracket
Todd Dewey, Kelly Stewart and CG Technology Sports Book Vice President Matt Holt go over their picks for the NCAA South bracket.
Sports Betting Spotlight: NCAA East Bracket
Todd Dewey, Kelly Stewart and CG Technology Sports Book Vice President Matt Holt go over their picks for the NCAA east bracket.
Sports Betting Spotlight: NCAA West Bracket
Todd Dewey, Kelly Stewart and CG Technology Sports Book Vice President Matt Holt go over their picks for the NCAA west bracket.
Sports Betting Spotlight: College Basketball Week 15
Review-Journal reporter Todd Dewey, Kelly Stewart and Westgate Sports Book Director John Murray.
Sports Betting Spotlight: College Basketball Week 14
Adam Hill and Kelly Stewart discuss betting strategies for college basketball.
Sports Betting Spotlight: Super Bowl prop futures
Review-Journal sports betting columnist Todd Dewey, handicapper Bernie Fratto and CG Technology sports book vice president Matt Holt preview Super Bowl LII prop futures.
Sports Betting Spotlight: Super Bowl LII prop bets
Review-Journal sports betting columnist Todd Dewey, handicapper Bernie Fratto and CG Technology sports book vice president Matt Holt preview Super Bowl LII prop bets.
Sports Betting Spotlight: Super Bowl LII picks
Review-Journal sports betting columnist Todd Dewey, handicapper Bernie Fratto and CG Technology sports book vice president Matt Holt preview Super Bowl LII.
TOP NEWS
News Headlines
Events
Home Front Page Footer Listing
Circular
You May Like

You May Like